Difficult Path

Psalm 12:1-2 “Help Lord for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men. Everyone lies to his neighbor, their flattering lips speak with deception.”

It must have been bad for David all those years ago. Imagine that… Christians acting in unchristian ways, people not being faithful to each other, and even worse, people lying to their neighbor!

I am glad to be blessed to be in a time that is so different………

There are times I read the old testament and I don’t see how to relate to the old ways. My statement to those I am talking to is “that is so old testament thinking!”

But I realize the truth is still the same truth!

If I do not stand up for the oppressed,

If I do not find ways to support the needy,

If I do not feed the hungry,

If I do not clothe the naked…….

I will be the Christian acting in unchristian ways, I will find myself not being faithful to who I want to be, to who I am meant to be, and I will find myself lying to my neighbor!

I thank GOD for all those around me, every child, woman, and man. For I find strength and faith in a supportive community.

May you know deep in your DNA that you are a wonderful, loving, precious child of GOD!

Gandhi said “The straight path is as difficult as it is simple. Were it not so, all would follow the straight path.”

May we, you and I, find ways to not only support each other, but to help each other find a path to GOD. And may we, you and I, find ways to support and love even those we do not agree with or understand. May we even, in our doubt, find ways to love our enemies!

And may we, you and I, with all our heart, mind, and soul, love every child, woman, and man on this earth! AMEN!

Jim Dietvorst

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